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How To Gt Rid Of A Hematoma After A Hysterectomy
What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more
Not likely: One yr after hysterectomy a hematoma should have resolved, but may have formed into a cyst. There may also form scar tissue. Rarely an abscess will form. All of these can be the source of continued pain. An ultrasound is probably the best and easiest and cheapest way to visualize, although it probably would not "see" scar tissue or adhesions. ...Read more
Blood + bacteria: These are among the most common complications after hysterectomy. Cellulitis probably occurs (mild) after most hysterectomies. Abscess is reported at +/-5% of cases, but most see it less frequently in the real world. Usually no avoidable cause is found (other than avoiding surgery). Most important is prompt diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is sometimes needed for women who have their ovaries removed during hysterectomy. Once the primary source of estrogen (ovaries) is removed from the body, many women experience hot flashes. Hrt can be given in the form of pills or patches. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: Foul smelling vaginal discharge usually means infection. The most common is bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. However, a post-operative infection also is possible, especially if your hysterectomy was done through the vagina. Contact the doctor who did the hysterectomy ASAP. ...Read more
Queefing: First and foremost, queefing is totally normal and is definitely not farting out of your vagina. It's not even air coming from inside your body, it just means air from outside got into your vagina and is being pushed back out. There is not enough time or space to explain further here. If you need to discuss it further, see your surgeon or I invite you to a virtual consult. Dr G ...Read more
You cannot: Scars can be improved in some cases but not removed in most cases. Surgery is the most common way to improve a scar but other treatments such as laser treatments, dermabrasion, silicone sheeting, and creams for hyperpigmentation can help as can scar treatments such as Mederma and scar medic. ...Read more
Why is it bad to go through early menapause? Why is it important to take estrogen after a complete hysterectomy to prevent early menapause?
Early Menopause: When the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, some degenerative processes start, such as bone loss leading eventually to osteoporosis, and changes in cholesterol that can increase risk of heart disease, and cognitive decline. If menopause is early, these processes start up sooner. Hormone replacement delays the process. ...Read more
Will I gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean I will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery? .
That: That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid if narcotic itch? I have dilaudid from hysterectomy surgery and itch is keeping me awake
Can a woman after having a full hysterectomy take other hormone medicine besides taking viovelli patches and how can I get rid of the weight gain.
Should I get a hysterectomy to prevent any more HPV outbreaks? I do not want any more HPV drama and it has made me very depressed. I am 24 yr old
No hysterectomy: Consult with your gynecologist & seriously consider counseling with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Hysterectomy does not cure HPV which can affect more than your uterus. Sympathies for your HPV problems which are making you depressed but both problems need to be addressed. Good Luck ...Read more
Vaginal dryness: I assume you meant vaginal dryness since the uterus was removed during the hysterectomy. After the ovaries are removed hormone production stops leading to menopause. Vaginal dryness is common and easy treated with vaginal estrogen available as a cream, pellet, or a vaginal ring. Lubricants like astroglide or KY can help during intercourse. ...Read more
I just did a partial hysterectomy 4 days ago and I seem to have a lot of gas and I feel bloated, how can I get rid of the gas?
Walking: Gas, bloating and constipation are very common after surgery. We encourage moving around and walking. This helps stimulate the intestines to start moving again after being put to sleep with anesthesia. You should be able to pass gas still. If you are not able to pass gas then prompt evaluation by your surgeon is warranted. ...Read more
Difficult: When ever there is a scar, what ever the reason, surgery, or infections adhesions will form even from a tinny scar, can't be prevented but could be minimized, by tension free closure, minimum dissections, if possible retroperitoneial (out side) approach, leaving with minimum blood ; secretions inside peritonaeum. Best prevention is if possible avoiding surgery. ...Read more
How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. Sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise
No special way: It is difficult or impossible to target the removal of a certain area of body fat other than by surgical means. It is best to apply an overall weight loss strategy and work to strengthen your abdominal muscles through exercise. ...Read more
Hi. I am a 49 years south african female who has a big problem trying to get rid of my mother's apron. I had a hysterectomy in 2003. Weight is a prob?
Eat right & exercise: Proper nutrition & regular exercise are key to weight gain/loss and health. 3, 500 kcals = 1 pound. Need deficit to lose fat & surplus to gain muscle. We typically recommend eating less & exercising more to tune of 500 kcal deficit each day in order to lose 1 pound each week. Check w/your family doc to make sure no other medical conditions such as under active thyroid. ...Read more
Should hysterectomy be done without any indication of cancer but just to get rid of heavy menstruation.?
How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months
Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more
Pap showed mild dysplasia. Doc said hpv. Having a partial hysterectomy next month, doc said that will get rid of the hpv. Is that true?
Can a woman's monthly cause coronary artery dissection and continue to be problematic? Will a hysterectomy help prevent this from happening again?
No it can not: Why you are asking this question, womens monthly can not cause Coronary Artery Dissection ...Read more
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